Directed by Vincent Bal Belgium/Netherlands | 2012 | 95 minutes | Dutch/English/French with subtitles | Family/Feature | Based on the novel The Zigzag Kid [יש ילדים זיג זג / Yesh yeladim zigzag] by David Grossman
Whimsical and witty, this action-packed detective escapade finds over-imaginative Nono Feierberg on a mission to become just like his dad the greatest police inspector in the world! En route to the French Riviera he meets up with foxy criminal Felix and charming chanteuse Lola (Isabella Rossellini), and with only twenty-four hours to go before his Bar Mitzvah, Nono must complete his high-stakes mission, while also confronting the mystery of his own identity and the truth about the mother he has never known.
This subtitled film is a stylish, witty, action-packed caper a la The Pink Panther that also touches on themes of self-discovery, the strength of family, and acceptance. Most enjoyed by ages 10 and up, with parental guidance recommended.
The 14th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, a program of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, runs March 20-30. Most films will be shown at Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic.
The Zigzag Kid Screenings (choose date below) Sunday, March 23, 2:45pm Saturday, March 29, 8:30pm
Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic (View)
2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031